Artists

Spencer Smallwood

Spencer Smallwood

Founder and Professional Tattoo/Piercing Artist

     I have no larger-than-life story or list of grand victories - but my journey has barely begun. My childhood, like many others, was filled with superheroes and comic books. Growing up in a small town, there were few people around who had tattoos and piercings. As soon as tattoo television came around, I was hooked. As I watched these shows, I had no idea that this would be my life.

     I started my journey in body modification in 2009 with nothing but determination and love for this great industry. When I started off, the local area standards seemed to not have changed much in 15 years. I opened Heavy Metal to bring the highest standards in body modification to Burke county. I treat every tattoo or piercing with as much care as a medical procedure.

     I love all styles of tattooing, but recently I'm leaning towards a new school approach. I'm up for nearly anything, though. Being asked to make such a permanent change to a client's body is a true honor for me.

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Natalie

Professional Tattoo Artist 

My name is Natalie DeBruhl

 

I draw. I animate. I tattoo. 

 

       When I was a kid my parents stuck me in front of the TV and turned on Nickelodeon. I was amazed by the all the cartoons and the fantastical style of all the characters. I wanted to be able to bring that kind of personality and skill into all my work, including on the skin! My artistic flair is very inspired by shows like the og Teen Titans, The Last Airbender, The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy, etc. 

 

      I have a bachelor's degree in fine art with a concentration in graphic design. I love my color when it comes to my artwork! I aim to improve my craft with every piece I work on! 

Kerri

Professional Piercer

My name is Kerri Banks I am from newton, NC and Im a mother of 4. I have been piercing Since late 2019. My over all goal in my career is to gain all the information I need to pass along good reliable information to my clients. I love to be able to add that one little piercing to my profile adding a smile because there completely comfortable and happy with there piercing and the experience.. I would love to be your piercer!!! Feel free to stop by Heavy Metal tattooing and piercing for a walk in or even make an appointment below! Thank you for reading my profile!! We look forward to having you in the shop!!

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Kayla

Professional Tattoo Artist 
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          Hello All! My name is Kayla Coffey, I’m 26 and moved from Newland NC roughly 13 years ago. Some of my favorite hobbies outside of being in shop are hiking and cooking. I have a black cat named Midnight and an all white Siberian husky that goes by Kaine. As a young one I’ve always loved to sketch and over the years I have grown to enjoy many styles of art. Tattooing came to mind almost 2 years ago, now its a reality that I get to take on this amazing journey. My most favored desired style would be fine lines with bold colored work, stippling as well as realism. I highly enjoy lettering!! I’m eager to take on a challenge and never seem to fail at amazing myself and others! Looking forward to working with you!

Dale

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Professional Tattoo Artist 

Summer

Professional Tattoo Artist 

Heyyo my name is Summer Roberts. I started tattooing in 2020, I enjoy realism, anime, fine line, and illustrative styles. I love animals and spend most of my time watching anime and relaxing at home with my daughter. I look forward to doing some amazing art for you!

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Roger

Professional Tattoo Artist